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The National Science Board moves to address issues with the nation’s ‘skilled technical workforce’
The National Science Board convened last week for its final meeting of 2017. The board reviewed programs and activities within the Directorate for Engineering, the latest iteration of its Science and Engineering Indicators report, and approved a charge to investigate the National Science Foundation’s role in support of the nation’s skilled technical workforce. Highlights from the meeting are below. The strategy committee highlighted one of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas, gave an overview of the Engineering Directorate’s activities and provided…